Tsutenkaku
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missjojo2018
Sydney, Australia91 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We arrived at around 4pm and the queue to collect our tickets to the observatory was short. We were lucky that the sky was clear and the views from the observatory was amazing. We stayed to catch the sunset and it was beautiful. There is also a small exhibition/display on the history of the observatory and Glico. It was overall a great place to visit.
Written 2 January 2024
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Norm the Nomad
Australia1,003 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Finally a visit to Tsutenkaku - the iconic Observation Tower in the Namba district, offering further panoramic views of the city.
Written 22 October 2023
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Rosie H
Ipswich, UK113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
I suspect by modern standards the tower is not high enough, glitzy enough, not extreme. There is no glass floor or really scary experience but for someone a bit nervous of heights this place is great. It’s plenty high enough for me and has great views over the city. The experience from going up in the lift to the viewing floors is rather kitsch but good fun. There is an option to descend a few floors on big slide if you fancy it. I would have done but the queue was rather long.

On the way out there is an good exhibition about the history of the tower and surrounding district including some interesting archive film footage.
Written 22 February 2023
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Dan Sato
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Business
I tried Japanese kushikatsu at Tsutenkaku.
It was very crowded and lively.
I enjoyed the variety of Japanese food in Osaka
Written 14 December 2022
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Hannah
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
Staff were great, friendly and helpful but the tower was a bit of a let down.

The ticket was 900¥ and the top garden observation deck was an additional 300¥.
The 4th floor was horrendous with awful music and stickers on the windows covering the veiw.
The 3rd floor had a Pocky museum which was a little out of place, there was no signage in English or Japanese. It seemed very out of place.

I was very disappointed overall.
Written 1 November 2022
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Quack H
HONG KONG2,810 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Tsutenkaku was an old district but it was lively with hostels around the area. There were a few old shops, restaurants and cafes. There was also a big Donki Shop nearby. Worth the visit.
Written 9 March 2020
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Amanda W
Seattle, WA81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Tsutenkaku (Or the tower) is an amazing sight to see at night when it glows bright red and changes between two kinds of modes of words along it's side. It was originally meant to mimic the Eiffel Tower and is an interesting tower to learn about after the devastation of WWII and how this tower and the surrounding area came back.
Written 23 February 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,537 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
You hear these phrases when you travel frequently. I've heard, people call Buenos Aires the Paris of South America for example.
Tsutenkaku is a new structure, rebuilt after World War II. The original Tsutenkaku was built in 1912, and it shocked the people of that era; with a height of 200 feet. The name, Tsutenkaku, translates into Sky Route Tower. At the time, it was the tallest structure in the East. The locals considered Tsutenkaku the Eiffel Tower of Osaka. But in 1943 a fire broke out in the tower, and it was dismantled to supply steel to the wartime economy. The current Tsutenkaku was erected in 1956. It was designed and built by the architect Tachu Naito, who also coincidentally designed the Tokyo Tower.
Written 19 February 2020
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Karen E
Adelaide, Australia288 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019
This area was filled with streets of shops and restaurants. Lots of Billiken replicas around. Apparently you rub his feet and make a wish. The tower houses the famous god Billiken. He is the god of things as they ought to be. the views from the top level of the tower are worth the line up. You can see the zoo below and Osaka castle in the distance amongst the modern high rises. We stopped in the tower for a drink on making our descent. Worth the visit to see how big Osaka really is. Not sure of entry cost as family paid for it. You had to enter by going down to basement. You can buy gifts and they had a huge assortment of machines that you put small amount of coin in and get a toy which is labeled on the outside. Was fun.
Written 18 February 2020
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Damien
Whitstable260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A nice selection of shops and even better choice of little restaurants to try the local dishes
Try the puffer fish that was lovely
Written 9 February 2020
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